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PhD Preparation Course: Preparing for the level of Doctoral Studies at the London College of Fashion - history, theory and practice

PhD Preparation Course: Preparing for the level of Doctoral Studies at the London College of Fashion - history, theory and practice

London College of Fashion
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This pioneering course will prepare you for the challenges of progressing from postgraduate taught studies to independent research at MPhil and PhD levels as well as acknowledging the benefits that industry experience may bring to research study and vice versa.

You will be provided with a personalised programme of work that prepares you for studying at MPhil or PhD level in the UK. It will help you to understand the aims, expectations and requirements of MPhil and PhD programmes and to define a research project.

Upon consultation with your tutor you will also be directed towards a range of classes, lectures, seminars, and other talks and events, which will allow you to mix with other LCF students and researchers and better understand the British academic system as well as experience the expansive range of disciplines, theories and methods pertaining to the study and wider practices of fashion: performance; design; artefact; psychology; cosmetic science; social sciences; sustainable design; curation; cultural studies; creative branding and marketing; film, media and digital production and cultures.

This course is based at London College of Fashion, part of the University of the Arts London (UAL).  UAL’s research was recently assessed as being 83% world leading and international in the UK Research Excellence Framework (2014) for Art & Design, History, Practice, Theory.  Consequently UAL is ranked a top 5 research university in its broader peer group in the UK and first in the Power Ranking for Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory category.


This course has a limited number of places and is aimed at industry professionals or EU and International Students who are looking to apply for a PhD but who need support in developing their research proposal, and familiarising themselves with the British doctoral research system.

The course is delivered in English and applicants whose first language is not English should have an English language score equivalent to I.E.L.T.S 7.0 + (with a 7.0 in writing) or above.

To book:

Please complete and submit the following application form.

Application for PhD Preparation (Word)

Your application will be screened and we will be in touch within five working days to confirm if you are eligible to attend the course.

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